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Things to do in Geneva

You’ll be spoilt for choice with things to do in Geneva. Explore the wonders of this magnificent city as you enjoy shopping, sightseeing and fantastic dining and nightlife. If you have time, it’s well worth visiting the spectacular surrounding areas.

No trip is complete without a visit to Jet d’Eau, an impressive 140 metre fountain that dominates the harbour and many depictions of the city. Then enjoy a pit stop at Chocolaterie du Rhone, a Genevan chocolaterie and tea room – its sweet treats will not disappoint. Book one of our carefully selected experiences and get the most from your Geneva break, whether you choose a whistle-stop city tour or daytrip to the beautiful Lausanne, Montreux and Chateau de Chillon.

Shopping.

Shopping

Geneva’s exclusive shops centre on the perimeters of Rues Basses – the chic Rue du Rhone, Rue de la Confederation, Rue Marche and Rue de la Croix-d’Or. Pick up Swiss chocolate or window-shop in the watch and jewellery shops that line the streets. Visit the old town, St-Gervais and Pȃquis districts for a stroll around the antiques quarter and art galleries.

Sightseeing.

Sightseeing

Admire the architecture of St Peter’s cathedral or explore the world-renowned Botanical Gardens. Visit the English Garden where the spectacular L’Horloge Fleurie, ‘flower clock’, was installed to honour Geneva’s watch-making industry and is now decorated in over 6,300 plants. One mile from the city you’ll find Carouge, a little artisan town famous for book and antique restorers, glass blowers and watchmakers.

Food.

Food

Dine at Mon-Repos Park and enjoy delicious French cuisine overlooking Lake Geneva – the open-air terrace and lush gardens provide a charming setting in the summer months. For that special meal, head to Michelin-starred restaurant Auberge du Lion d’Or in the elite Cologny district. Or opt for bistro-style Au Pied de Cochon, which is situated in a trendy part of town and serves great food at an affordable price.

Nightlife.

Nightlife

Geneva nightlife ranges from live music outlets like Au Chat Noir, where you can listen to soul singers and jazz musicians to trendy hangouts like Gold & Platinum where you can party until the early hours. FloorTWOBar is located in the Grand Hotel Kempinski – sip cocktails as you take in the great views.

Geneva Experiences

See the sights of Geneva and the surrounding areas.

Chamonix and Mont Blanc.

Cross the Switzerland-France border on this day trip from Geneva to Chamonix, one of the most famous villages in the French Alps. Your day trip begins with an unforgettable 90-minute drive across the Switzerland-France border, ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi for spectacular panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley, French, Swiss and Italian Alps, then board the charming red train cars of the scenic rack railway to Montenvers.

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Day Trip noramic Express Train.to Gruyères including Golden Pa

Set off and discover traditional produce while taking in Switzerland's landscapes on a full day combined coach and train trip from Geneva. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at Gruyeres and admire the rolling hills and meadows as you descend the hills to Montreux, overlooking Lake Geneva and the towering Alps. On this experience you’ll savour Swiss chocolate and cheese then embark on a Panoramic Golden Express journey. Finally you’ll explore the Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Geneva City Tour.

This two-hour city sightseeing tour is a perfect introduction to Geneva. This city tour, which includes a ride on a mini-train, will highlight Geneva's famous international organisations and show you the city's top attractions. Your guide will entertain you with stories about Geneva's interesting history, show you where many of the city’s famous organisations are housed and introduce you to Geneva's top sights, like the Jet d'Eau on Lake Geneva. Then they will lead you around Geneva's Old Town.

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Day trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Chateau de Chillon.

Explore the beautiful Swiss cities of Lausanne and Montreux on this relaxing and scenic day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the beautiful Swiss countryside, enjoy free time in Lausanne and Montreux and take a guided tour of the famous Château de Chillon, a beautiful lakeside castle that is one of Switzerland's most famous monuments.

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Christmas at Chamonix and Mont Blanc.

Get in the Swiss holiday spirit on this day trip from Geneva to Montreux, where you can browse and buy gifts at the Christmas Markets. You'll also take a guided tour of Château de Chillon, a beautiful lakeside castle. On the way to Montreux, enjoy the drive through the beautiful Swiss countryside that surrounds Lake Geneva. Nothing will get you more excited about Christmas time than a scenic winter day trip through the beautiful Swiss countryside.

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When best to go?

Prepare for the weather before your Geneva holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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